Greening Your Home

Author: Clayton Bennett
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071642609
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Choose Green Systems That Conserve Resources While Matching Your Budget and Lifestyle A vital conservation and money-saving tool, Greening Your Home provides helpful information that will help you select sustainable green options that match your specific needs for every system in your house. This “one-stop” guide provides the latest information on systems and materials that conserve resources for a cleaner, more energy-efficient home. From the lively writing, with illustrations and examples, you will learn how to incorporate sustainability into your house in beautiful, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible ways. Both inspirational and practical, Greening Your Home features: A wealth of green building and remodeling options for homeowners Photographs and information on green products and systems and their advantages Your Complete Guide to a Green, Energy-Efficient Home Material Options: • Structural Insulated Panels • Low-VOC Paints • Replacement Windows • Green Certified Doors • Glass Block • Fly Ash Concrete • Bamboo and Cork Flooring • Plastic Plumbing Pipe • Red Cedar Siding • Recycled Insulation Recent Technology: • Power Consumption Monitors • Timers and Motion Sensors • Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures • On-demand Water Heaters • Radiant In-floor Heating • Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators • Whole-house Fans • Spray Foam Insulation • Induction Cooktops • Horizontal Axis Washers/Dryers Green Practices: • Reducing Your Carbon Footprint • Green Power • Saving Money Twice • Community-Supported Agriculture • Growing Your Own Food • Composting Biodegradables • Using Graywater • Making Your Own Cleaning Products • Reusing Containers • Xeriscaping

Green Your Home

Author: Jeanne Roberts
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 160138128X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book offers thousands of ways to make your home environmentally healthy and will help you to make ecologically aware supply choices. From recycling to alternative cleaning materials, minor changes can add up to real benefits. Greening your home means finding things you can do to reduce your impact on the planet. We dissected your house, looking for easy (but not always obvious) ways that homeowners can conserve energy and water and money at the same time.

Grammar Girl s 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know

Author: Mignon Fogarty
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429940580
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary—one word at a time—with Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know. Not sure whether your post-high school vocabulary is up to snuff? This handy reference guide is a great starting point for ensuring you know the words that will help you impress your college professors, hold your own among your peers, write killer papers, and simply sound articulate—a skill that will benefit you for years to come. Full of clear, straightforward definitions and fun quotations from luminaries such as J.D. Salinger and Susan B. Anthony, to characters such as Marge and Homer Simpson, this highly-useable guidebook gives you the confidence to succeed and sets you up for a lifetime of success.

The Greened House Effect

Author: Jeff Wilson
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 160358451X
Format: PDF, Docs
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With greater public awareness of the need for energy independence, the issue of how we can make our existing homes more resource efficient is becoming ever more critical. Residential buildings make up a large fraction of our energy needs, largely due to heating and air-conditioning. So it's no longer enough to simply do the small stuff, like switching to compact fluorescent bulbs, or turning down the thermostat at night. In The Greened-House Effect, author Jeff Wilson brings his twenty-five years of construction experience and knowledge of home building to bear on making our current houses cleaner, greener, and healthier. Think of a deep-energy retrofit (DER) as a "home makeover" - one that represents a significant investment, but that saves money from the get-go by capturing the energy you "drop on the ground" every month, every year, through inefficiency, poor design, or simply living in a typical older home. Using his own family's DER of their 1942 home as a prime example, Wilson weaves a readable narrative at a practical, hammer-and-nail level. He presents the solutions to our building and energy problems, making them seem possible for average homeowners and small contractors by offering the right set of information, skills, and materials. More technical information is presented in sidebars and graphs, and numerous color photos illustrate the process, including: Testing the energy efficiency of your home and learning where improvements need to be made Issues of local building codes and regulations Financing and paying for a DER Major components of the DER, such as roofs, exterior walls, basements, and home systems Wilson's building experience, along with his lifelong passion for energy issues, all come together to form an inspirational, can-do approach to making our neighborhood, our community, our nation, and our world a better place - one home at a time.

Greening Your Home

Author: Thomas Teuwen
Publisher: Self-Counsel Press
ISBN: 1770409629
Format: PDF, Mobi
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We all want a more environmentally smart home, but many of us worry it will cost too much, be too difficult to fix or maintain, and not worth the bother. Not so. This book identifies the practical path to a more sustainable household. Because your situation is unique it focuses on strategies that you can readily adapt to your circumstance. It helps you to develop a familiarity with the issues so that whether you do the work yourself or hire experienced professionals, you can turn your ideals into reality. Good environmental practices need not be intimidating or expensive. This book, part of the Self-Counsel Press Green series, shows you the way.

Contemporary Business

Author: Louis E. Boone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470531290
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Contemporary Business 14th Edition gives students the business language they need to feel confident in taking the first steps toward becoming successful business majors and successful business people. With new integrated E-Business context throughout the text, it provides a new approach. Another addition is the "Green Business" boxes in every chapter to provide student's with more Green Business information. All of the information provided is put together in a format easy for all students to understand, allowing for a better grasp of the information.

Finding Home

Author: Sally Ooms
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 0988347911
Format: PDF
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When people find themselves displaced, what do they do to re-create, their homes? And what does home mean to them? The lives in this book span a wealth of definitions. Finding Home: How Americans Prevail is about people who have become dislodged from their center, the place they call home, and about how they have righted themselves. Everyday Americans elaborate on how they have solved problems our society hands us on a daily basis. Included are the voices of vets and foster kids, single moms and laid-off workers, retirees and small business owners. These people are doing more than just coping. They are innovators in their own lives. They are prevailing.